The Falkland Islands government Policy and Economic Unit has released the 2016 Census Report (*) which indicates that the total number of people counted in the Islands on census night, 9 October 2016, was 3,354. This figure includes visitors to the Islands and people who are not normally resident in the country, for example tourists or crew on vessels in Falklands waters on census night.
The United States Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump's travel ban this week, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The three-sentence order by the Justices — who last month let president Trump start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the U.S.
Several proposed changes to the Work Permits system and new categories of permits for visitors and dependents were debated by the Falkland Islands Members of Legislative Assembly last Tuesday at the Select Committee on the Immigration (Amendment) (No 2) Bill.
The first of eight new Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy has been named HMS Glasgow. The name was revealed by Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as he cut the first steel on the ship at BAE System's Govan shipyard. The last HMS Glasgow, a Type 42 Destroyer, was awarded the Falkland Islands 1982 battle honor. The new anti-submarine warfare frigates will be known as the City Class.
The Scottish and Welsh governments have begun a formal dispute with Westminster over the Tories’ £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. The devolved administrations have invoked formal dispute resolution procedures over the coalition agreement of PM Theresa May's government, which includes £1 billion in new funding for Northern Ireland.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Peru signed the agreement on preparations for the Eighth Summit of the Americas, which will bring together all heads of state and government of the Hemisphere in April 2018, in Lima.
Theresa May has issued a warning to her Cabinet ministers that none of them is “un-sackable”. The Prime Minister’s comment comes after she was forced to upbraid senior colleagues after an outbreak of vicious briefing against Chancellor Philip Hammond.
The second round of Brexit talks has ended with “fundamental” disagreements remaining between Britain and the European Union on citizens’ rights and a stand-off over the so-called “divorce bill”.
Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has urged senior ministers to come together and keep the details of their meetings private in an effort to halt the leaks emanating from government officials. May made the plea Tuesday after a week in which British media has been awash with stories quoting unnamed cabinet sources as well as constant speculation over her leadership.
Ecuador will not honor the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) agreement to cut oil output, Ecuador’s Oil Minister Carlos Perez said this week. The country, one of OPEC’s 14 member countries, is rethinking its commitment to drop oil production to 522,000 barrels a day.